Coronavirus Update – August 2020

Dear Californian Family and Friends.

I wanted to extend my gratitude for your continued support and understanding of our community’s preventative measures relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Thanks to your help, we have done a great job so far!

Keeping our residents and staff safe is our top priority as we continue to manage this ever-changing situation while following the latest local, state, and federal guidelines.

I would like to share information on some of the preventative steps we have taken:

  • We have ongoing in-services and training for staff on the facts about Covid-19 from the CDC
  • We have increased the frequency in which we are disinfecting all high touch work and community areas
  • We continue to take temperatures of all employees reporting to work
  • We are requiring all sick employees to stay home and be Covid-19 tested prior to returning to work
  • We continue to take resident temperatures twice a day
  • We are developing progressive staffing plans to be prepared in the event there is an increase absenteeism due to an outbreak
  • We have established window and drive thru visits for residents and families in addition to offering facetiming
  • We have re-in serviced all staff personnel and residents on proper handwashing techniques
  • We are offering compassionate visits for those who are on hospice
  • We are offering activities in smaller groups at 6 feet apart
  • We continue to limit visits to medical necessity only

Understanding that it remains very difficult to identify symptoms of the virus, we are establishing a best practice guideline of limited appointments outside of the community when possible to reduce the potential spread of the disease and to protect our residents and staff.

I will plan to keep you posted on the latest updates from The Californian as we manage the coronavirus situation.


Kathy Neeser